Artist Statement

"I am but a critic, but from what I can gather, being an artist - being a good one - is incredibly difficult.  It is exhausting, thrilling and frightening all at once.  It takes talent, yes, but also nerve, stamina and a strange euphoric kind of tunnel vision that can be baffling to others."

Sebastian Smee, "Picasso Was Wrong: Every Child Is Not An Artist"  Boston Globe, March 27, 2016

My art is an extension of my architectural career.  My attraction to structure and space translates itself into my paintings not only as a subject matter, but also as an attempt to define depth within abstract forms.  My architectural career focuses on project management.  Painting provides me with a creative outlet.  Architecture is one of the main inspirations for my work.  I paint in acrylics and use a variety of application methods from brushes to credit cards, from rags to squeegees.  I am inspired by the work of Charles Sheeler, Tamara de Lempika, Joan Mitchell and Robert Rauschenberg among many others.

I find that painting is a challenging form of expression.  My every interaction with a blank canvas presents more questions than answers.  There is my self-doubt to conquer before reaching a conclusion and acceptance.  The challenge is real, human and a joy to experience.

Silence, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 40"